Street Construction Closures

First Avenue area around old Athens Elementary

Watch for periodic street closures as the Athens City School System's contractor works to tear down the old school.

Street closures due to events

These events have received permits:
  • Oct. 12 at 8 a.m. - Pink Lady Walk. Starts on Beaty at Chamber, goes on Market, Houston, South, Marion streets to Courthouse.
  • Oct. 18-19 from 5 p.m. on the 18th to 9 p.m. on the 19th - Marion and Washington closed.
  • Oct. 19 - Athens Grease Festival on Square

ATRIP, TAP and other projects that will impact streets (estimated start dates)

The City of Athens coordinates with the Alabama Department of Transportation on these projects, and the dates are subject to change
  • Forrest Street bridges and resurfacing – The street east of U.S. 31 closed March 4, 2019, and will remain closed until summer 2020, weather permitting. This is to replace the two bridges over Swan Creek and make other safety improvements. Click here for more project info.
  • Alabama 251 roundabout – Wait until Forrest St bridges done. (State project)
  • Courthouse Square – Paving done and most of striping complete. Plans are to add directional arrows at the intersections the week of Sept. 23.
  • U.S. 31/Pryor Street Sidewalk – ALDOT has approved the project, and the bidding process will start soon.